Super Bowl 50 Golden Team

Pittsburgh Steelers Franco Harris with Jevone Moore of fi360 News at Harold Pump Awards 2015. (Photo by Full Image 360)
Pittsburgh Steelers Franco Harris with Jevone Moore of fi360 News at Harold Pump Awards 2015. (Photo by Full Image 360)

NFL Super Bowl 50 Golden year

SUPER BOWL 50 GOLDEN TEAM ANNOUNCED

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors have chosen the “Super Bowl 50 Golden Team” in honor of Super Bowl 50, celebrating the best overall career performances in the Super Bowl, the NFL announced today.

“The Super Bowl 50 Golden Team is an amazing list of incredible individuals,” said Pro Football Hall of Fame Executive Vice President Joe Horrigan.  “Each name conjures up memories of some of the sport’s greatest games showcased on its biggest platform, the Super Bowl stage.  Unforgettable individual performances like Lynn Swann’s acrobatic catches in Super Bowl X or Joe Montana’s come-from-behind game winning drive in Super Bowl XXIII are forever etched in the collective memories of football fans and celebrated as some of the most inspiring moments in the history of the National Football League.”

The Super Bowl 50 Golden Team roster consists of one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, one tight end, two offensive tackles, two guards, one center, two interior defensive linemen, two defensive ends, two inside linebackers, two outside linebackers, two cornerbacks, two safeties, one kicker, one punter, and one return specialist.  One head coach has also been chosen.

The Super Bowl Golden Team includes:

  • 22 Pro Football Hall of Famers: guard Larry Allen, cornerback Mel Blount, defensive tackle Joe Greene, tackle Forrest Gregg, punter Ray Guy,defensive end Charles Haley, outside linebacker Jack Ham, running back Franco Harris, inside linebacker Jack Lambert, safety Ronnie Lott, quarterback Joe Montana, head coach Chuck Noll, wide receiver Jerry Rice, cornerback Deion Sanders, tackle Art Shell, running back Emmitt Smith, wide receiver Lynn Swann, outside linebacker Lawrence Taylor, guard Gene Upshaw, center Mike Webster, defensive tackle Randy White and defensive end Reggie White.
  • Three Associated Press Most Valuable Players: Montana, Smith and Taylor.
  • Eight Pittsburgh Steelers were selected, the most of any team: Blount, Greene, Ham, Harris, Lambert, Noll, Swann and Webster.
  • Kicker Adam Vinatieri is the only unanimous selection. Vinatieri is also the only active player to be selected.

SUPER BOWL 50 GOLDEN TEAM

OFFENSE
QUARTERBACK (1)   TIGHT END (1)
Joe Montana   Jay Novacek
     
RUNNING BACKS (2)   WIDE RECEIVERS (2)
Franco Harris   Jerry Rice
Emmitt Smith   Lynn Swann
     
OFFENSIVE TACKLES (2)   CENTER (1)
Art Shell   Mike Webster
Forrest Gregg    
     
GUARDS (2)   HEAD COACH (1)
Gene Upshaw   Chuck Noll
Larry Allen  
 

DEFENSE
DEFENSIVE ENDS (2)   INTERIOR LINEMEN (2)
Reggie White   Joe Greene
Charles Haley   Randy White
 
CORNERBACKS (2)   SAFETIES (2)
Mel Blount   Ronnie Lott
Deion Sanders   Jake Scott
 
OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (2)   INSIDE LINEBACKERS (2)
Lawrence Taylor   Jack Lambert
Jack Ham   Ray Lewis
   
 
SPECIALISTS
KICKER (1)   RETURN SPECIALIST (1)
Adam Vinatieri   Desmond Howard
   
PUNTER (1)    
Ray Guy